Silenos

Roman
Roman Imperial
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 202.

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6368

Medium or Technique

Marble, Western Asiatic(?)

On View

Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The face, left ear, and hair are somewhat chipped and weathered. This head was carved as the decorative top to a circular shaft, to be set as an ornament in the peristyle or outdoor garden of a Roman villa. The base of the neck is finished in a flat circle, and the back of the head consists merely of a half-cone rising to the line visible above the forehead and pointed ears.

Provenance

By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA; accessioned: 07/01/1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection